Ann Cannon

Last Updated Mar 31, 2015 07:29PM

Remember that book for kids called “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” by Judith Viorst? Well, I experienced the grown-up version of it last week. Things started off badly when I took our 4-year-old granddaughter to the downtown library, where I lost my car keys. Of course I didn’t realize they were gone until my granddaughter and I got to the car to go home, and by then she was done. Except by “done,” I actually mean “undone.” And may I say that you haven’t LIVED …

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    Updated Mar 24 2015 07:58 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Mar 17 2015 08:52 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Mar 19 2015 10:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Mar 05 2015 01:40 pm   |     |   Share

  • Books: Fetching titles for young readers who love dogs
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    Updated Feb 28 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
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    Updated Feb 25 2015 08:13 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Feb 17 2015 09:02 pm   |     |   Share
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    So I’ve written before about my grandmother’s sisters Bea and Blanche, who were about as different from one another as two women could be. Bea was Tig...
    Updated Feb 10 2015 07:56 pm   |     |   Share
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Author Jennifer Beckstrand Ann Cannon: The state of romance writing in Utah
    If you’re not familiar with the romance genre, you might be surprised by how many types of romance novels there are from which to choose. Historical, ...
    Updated Feb 19 2015 08:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this March 1, 1977 file photo, Australian author Colleen McCullough laughs during a news conference in New York. Australia's largest newspaper was facing sharp criticism over its obituary of the nation's most famous author, whom the paper described as plain and overweight. The Australian newspaper's obituary of Colleen McCullough, whose novel Ann Cannon: Utah writers pen their own backhanded obit tributes
    Remember “The Thorn Birds”? That epic saga about an illicit love affair between a handsome priest and a beautiful young woman? Author Colleen McCullou...
    Updated Feb 03 2015 09:10 pm   |     |   Share